All posts tagged: Meals

NOGO (No Onion-No Garlic) Pesto!

There are some commonly non-Jain items that I absolutely love like pesto, salsa, and guacamole… All of the following almost always contain onion and/or garlic. So, here is the Jain way to make them without root vegetables, while keeping them just as tasty, if not more! For this post, lets start with Jain Pesto and the many uses of this absolutely delicious dip-spread-sauce creation. Jain Pesto: I love pesto on anything: spread on sandwiches, as a dip, with pasta or even in quesadillas! There are so many ways to customize pesto sauces to enhance different flavors. Some of my favorite greens to make pesto with are: Basil Kale Cilantro Parsley Arugula Kale+ Parsley Kale+Basil+Cilantro Arugula+Basil Create your own mix! Some of my favorite nuts to toss in are: Walnuts Almonds Pine Nuts Macadamia Nuts Marcona Almonds You can literally experiment around with these nuts and greens to make a pesto of your choice. The rest follows this traditional recipe: Jain Pesto: Ingredients: 3 cups of your favorite greens, either one type or a mix of a few- chopped …

Masala Cream Nachos

Craving the ooey-gooey warmth of those movie theater nachos? Well, give it a savory twist with half the calories! This recipe makes a savory afternoon snack, or party appetizer. Jain Masala Cream Nachos To make the nachos, begin by collecting the ingredients: For the Jain Taco Masala: Combine the following ingredients to taste: Salt, Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Chili pepper powder, black pepper, black salt I mostly eye-balled the masala measurements, but feel free to try what tastes best to you, you can’t go wrong! The masala is totally versatile and up to your creativity! You can even use this masala for toppings on pizza, tacos, in burritos, etc. For the Masala Creamy Cheese Sauce: 1-1.5 Tbsp Butter/Ghee 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 cup Milk (I used 2%) 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes 1/4 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese-Grated ( You can experiment with other types of cheeses–white, parmesan, goat cheese?) 1-2 tbsp Jain Taco Masala (depending on how you …